Raksha Bandhan Festival 2017

Raksha Bandhan is also known as Raksha Purnima, Rakhi or Rakri in various places of India. It is an ancient Hindu festival which falls on the full moon day in the month of Shravana. Raksha means to protect and Bandhan means a knot. Altogether it means the knot of protection. It is considered to be the purest relationship and bond between a brother and a sister.

On this day, sisters tie a Rakhi (a holy thread) around their brother’s wrist to celebrate their relationship. The sister performs the rituals and then prays for his brother’s well- being. On the other hand, brother makes a solemn promise to protect her from all the troubles and take care of he sister in all the situations.

Before Raksha Bandhan, women prepares for Raksha Bandhan by shopping for Rakhis to tie around their brother’s wrist. Similarly, brother’s also buy a gift for their sisters as a token of love.

On the day of Raksha Bandhan, everybody wears new clothes. The brother and sister assemble at one place and worship god. After calling upon the prayers to god, the sister performs aarti, put tikka and chawal on the brother’s forehead and ties Rakhi around her brother’s wrist.

Sisters then offers sweets to their brothers generously which adds up more sweetness in their relationship. Brothers also offers sweets in return and give presents to their sisters and vows to take care of their sisters in any situation.

After the rituals, all the family members takes joy in reunion and enjoy the day.  

  
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